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mystiicmango commented on picture ID 148464.

This is a zipper spider, if you look near its right legs, it's started in a web that resembles a zipper (it's a bit sloppy, however still distinguishable).... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2021
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JimSpy commented on picture ID 11754.

GAK! Those things don't even look earthly.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 148460.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/4wbban/have-scientists-learned-anything-from-giving-drugs-to-spiders-1029 They did it again in the 1990's, Spider Trek the Next Generation, because you can never drug enough spiders in space or something. In the link is the first (published) time someone drugged spiders for research - so he didn't have to change his bedtime to watch Orbweavers make webs!... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 148460.

Not inappropriate at all, though NASA's experiment with spiders on drugs in space feels a tad bit inappropriate. I wish I was there when the proposal came up to take spiders to space and give them LSD. There is a similar experiment on Youtube that shows an artist trying to draw with increasing LSD doses. I found both experiments interesting and creepy. Someone submitted photos of the web makin... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 148688.

She's an attractive mature female Cross Orbweaver, Araneus diadematus.... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 148680.

Peucetia viridans, Green Lynx Spider. She has the ability to change colors to match something she sees.... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 148682.

Dolomedes albineus, White-banded Fishing Spider. When they are on trees they look like lichens.... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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msearay commented on picture ID 148690.

Looks like Female Neoscona crucifera (Lucas), Hentz’s orbweaver... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 148532.

A Cross Orb-weaver (Araneus diadematus).... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 148634.

Hogna radiata.... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 148670.

A False Noble Widow (Steatoda nobilis).... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 148676.

Most likely a Leaf-curling Sac Spider (Clubiona sp.).... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 148668.

Zoropsis spinimana.... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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spiderboy666 commented on picture ID 148460.

Hope it is not inappropriate to say, but that web looks like the spiders on LSD in the 60s-70s.... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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spiderboy666 commented on picture ID 132248.

Thanks, Gents!I found this greatX grandchild (well..within feet of the previous one shown). The story here is that "it"...seems to also be a lady?..."she" appears to have trouble escaping up the old painted garage wall and found only a little solace in grabbing the end of some weed being deposited on her house area until bagging day. She just could not find sufficient holes to pull her body ... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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msearay commented on picture ID 148584.

Looks like Phidippus apacheanus (Apache Jumping Spider).... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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sour_sights commented on picture ID 148324.

i don't know what spider that is cause the pictuer is hella blurry and there aren't many markings showing, BUT that picture is fucking horrifying so props to your for that I guess.... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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PaintedB commented on picture ID 148375.

Could not edit my post... referring to "if threatened", I mean if you press on it, for example you do not see it inside a shoe and you put your foot in the shoe. It is likely to bite as it thinks you are attacking it.... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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PaintedB commented on picture ID 148375.

The thing-legged wolf spider or Pardosa is a genus, belonging to the wolf spider family. Non Aggressive but will bite if threatened as most creatures will defend themselves. Live capture and release if in your home. They eat other pests that humans dislike.... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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PaintedB commented on picture ID 148443.

Agreed either a Regal Jumper or a Bold Jumper. Cute, harmless to humans, lethal vs. Flies and other pests.... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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PaintedB commented on picture ID 148441.

Bold Jumper... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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PaintedB commented on picture ID 148552.

Bold Jumper... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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PaintedB commented on picture ID 148616.

Wolf Spider. Hunts mostly at night. Non Aggressive, however, will bite if you provoke it or squeeze it. Example, it is in your shoe and you place your foot on it it will likely bite you. Some pain /swelling from bite. However, it has zero interest in crawling on top of your foot (or you) to bite you. It is called a Wolf Spider because it hunts “like a wolf” chasing its prey. They will he... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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PaintedB commented on picture ID 148618.

Wolf Spider. Hunts mostly at night. Non Aggressive, however, will bite if you provoke it or squeeze it. Example, it is in your shoe and you place your foot on it it will likely bite you. Some pain /swelling from bite. However, it has zero interest in crawling on top of your foot (or you) to bite you. It is called a Wolf Spider because it hunts “like a wolf” chasing its prey. They will he... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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PaintedB commented on picture ID 148580.

Wolf Spider... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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PaintedB commented on picture ID 143069.

Wolf Spider. Hunts mostly at night. Non Aggressive, however, will bite if you provoke it or squeeze it. Example, it is in your shoe and you place your foot on it it will likely bite you. Some pain /swelling from bite. However, it has zero interest in crawling on top of your foot (or you) to bite you. It is called a Wolf Spider because it hunts "like a wolf" chasing its prey. They will help r... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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PaintedB commented on picture ID 148620.

It appears to be a Wolf Spider.... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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Aeonhunter commented on picture ID 148339.

Sorry about that, it looks to be a Lycosa tarantula, aka wolf spider tarantula. I hope this helps.... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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Empowell commented on picture ID 148610.

Western Black ? He's a handsome devil... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 148524.

Thank you Kieth for addressing the media exaggeration and fictional news accounts that is a problem, particularly in the UK.... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 148176.

Well done!... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 148586.

Araneus trifolium, Shamrock Orbweaver. Her species has a variety of abdomen colors, but this seems to be the dominant coloring. She appears to have recently oviposited her eggs into an egg sac. Her abdomen is rumpled after having been stretched out. Female orbweavers seem to routinely go to the ground after ovipositing. They seem to be weak and thirsty. There is rainwater on the asphalt in ma... Discussion Thread

September 17, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 148608.

Hogna carolinensis? I think it's a Carolina Wolf Spider, not completely sure. Wolf Spiders have difficulty climbing vertical surfaces.... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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JimSpy commented on picture ID 148606.

My daughter said it almost seemed transparent. It had a milky white color.... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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PhilV commented on picture ID 148594.

Very large spider found on my garage. Probably a little smaller than a credit card. Appreciate your thoughts on ID! Thank you. philv... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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Brady Tollestrup commented on picture ID 146307.

Yeah I agree. Cross orb weaver another name for it.... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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Brady Tollestrup commented on picture ID 148202.

I think it is a cross orb weaver... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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Asdfgbyuhj commented on picture ID 148074.

Your welcome... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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KeithONeill commented on picture ID 148176.

Not unless your allergic, no. Venom is complex and occationally some people can react. Sometimes a sting of an insect or bite from something can get invected if not cleaned etc. No spider wants to bit you, takes a while for it to recoup its venom it would need to eat. All spiders are very sensitive to pressure so its easy to hurt them.... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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KeithONeill commented on picture ID 148524.

To most people no. To people with allergies to venom/stings, maybe. Them being dangerous to humans is way over exaggerated by media. Sells newspapers to have a Big Scar front Page Story. They have been here in Ireland at least 100 years with little impact on our lives. There are more of them around now yes. Venom is complex though and people can react differently.... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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KeithONeill commented on picture ID 148460.

Awesome, no worries. These guys are cool, if you go near them they sometimes shake their webs.... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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KeithONeill commented on picture ID 148496.

You might be right, I was always a bit ify with this one. Why I went for Enoplognatha ovata was I have seen them in a few variations of colour, some inverted. It was in a very shadowy place. You think its a little too dark?... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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Darren_Garrison commented on picture ID 148568.

Joro.https://news.uga.edu/joro-spiders-are-here-to-stay/... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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Justgivemewhatevz commented on picture ID 148566.

I feel like it has a Voldemort smilie face :=)... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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Charlie Deva commented on picture ID 147816.

Thank you... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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DogSake commented on picture ID 148460.

Thanks so much Keith, I pass these guys everyday and the closer I look the more I see the sheer amount of them and the empire they've built, incredible.... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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Akita commented on picture ID 148104.

Broad faced sac spider.... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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Akita commented on picture ID 148204.

This pretty lady looks to be a Rabid wolf spider.... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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Akita commented on picture ID 148255.

It's some sort of wolf spider.... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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Akita commented on picture ID 148359.

It's a wolf spider.... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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Akita commented on picture ID 148361.

You are correct.Beautiful picture by the way.... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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Akita commented on picture ID 148419.

If you were to say that it's a recluse, then I'd agree with you. Coloring and patterns seem to match up.... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 148455.

A Noble False Widow (Steatoda nobilis).... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 148496.

This looks more like Neriene peltata to me. https://www.disorder.dk/dyr/dyr/spindlere/edderkopper/taeppespindere/neriene-peltata/ The coloration of the prosoma in particular doesn't seem to fit.... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 148526.

An Orb-weaver in the genus Larinioides.... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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Belmonte commented on picture ID 147774.

Spiny Backed Orb WeaverIt says help ID, but will not let me ID it.... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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Spidersorus commented on picture ID 148524.

Really. Wow are they not dangerous... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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KeithONeill commented on picture ID 148524.

Male Noble False Widow (Steatoda nobilis)... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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Random756 commented on picture ID 148347.

Thanks for the feedback. I carefully removed the spider as I don't want the spider biting me while asleep.... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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Mashman commented on picture ID 148449.

Thanks for getting back to me. It was about the size of a money spider maybe ever so slightly bigger. Can spiders catch ticks? I haven't found any evidence anywhere they can? It made a tiny web line on my glove as it left so definately some sort of spider... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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Cahore07 commented on picture ID 148176.

Are they dangerous? Don’t see them often in Ireland... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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BamaCritterHunter commented on picture ID 148391.

The leaf either was dragged there from far away, fell in the web that no longer exists, or was found very near to the location (on a rung of ladder for who knows how long). It is from a tree (oak?) and the nearest tree is maybe 25 feet or more. Trying to find any kind of information on spiders that use leaves like this but have found nothing. Not sure if this is just an undocumented thing, or if I... Discussion Thread

September 16, 2021
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BamaCritterHunter commented on picture ID 148391.

I'm not too familiar with the Trichonephila clavipes. As far as Argiope aurantia, the egg sac seems to be way too small. I did have one of those near there a few years back but the egg sac was exposed, much larger, and unfortunately not viable.As far as the yellowing, that my be a byproduct of my phone's camera. To me, it seems to be very white. I took the photos inside with a... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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LolthMinion commented on picture ID 147872.

This looks like it could be a Callobius severus.... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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MartyF commented on picture ID 147774.

Have at least two in yard... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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Belmonte commented on picture ID 147774.

I think we spotted one in NOLA around Thanksgiving 2018. I'll see how I can add my picture, I'm new here.... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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Schisty commented on picture ID 148431.

Huh. First time to see a striped one. Thanks!... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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KeithONeill commented on picture ID 147914.

Its an Orb Weaver, hard to say what kind, too blurry.... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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KeithONeill commented on picture ID 147816.

Giant house spider (Eratigena atrica)... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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KeithONeill commented on picture ID 148176.

Yep, a Male.... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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KeithONeill commented on picture ID 148460.

Here in Ireland we call them Garden Cross Orb Spiders, in Europe its Common Garden Orb Spider (Araneus diadematus).... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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Darren_Garrison commented on picture ID 148385.

Spotted orb-weaver.... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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Vadim commented on picture ID 142195.

trochosa ruricola im sure... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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Vadim commented on picture ID 148196.

that's a male antodiaetus hageni, seems pretty common to find during their mating season, especially in eastern Washington.... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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Vadim commented on picture ID 147025.

antrodiatus pacificus is a burrowing spider related to TARANTULAS that very very rarely comes out of its burrow, it covers the entrance with silk and covers it with dirt, that's why I consider it one of the most rarest spiders to find. these spiders are technically a type of trapdoor spider, that does kinda a different trapdoor. you are very lucky to find this spider, cuz I live in Washington, and... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 148437.

Metellina sp.... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 148445.

Araneus diadematus, harmless.... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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Tomtomtom commented on picture ID 148415.

Possibly a Thomisus sp.... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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desertcoolcat commented on picture ID 147025.

Hey I think you’re right! Thanks! I have these little funnel webs all over the place too. Mostly in the grass. Have a good day.... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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rodrigobalarezo commented on picture ID 148433.

Thank you! i appreciate the description and the reply!... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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Vadim commented on picture ID 147025.

That is a antrodiatus pacificus, i'm pretty sure (some sort of mygalamorph), callobius severus looks way more different.... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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KeithONeill commented on picture ID 148449.

What size is it? It looks like an Ant Mimic Spider with 2 ticks on it.... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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KeithONeill commented on picture ID 148431.

Daddy Long Legs or Harvestman (pholcidae), technically not a Spider.... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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KeithONeill commented on picture ID 148441.

Its very Blurry but its definitely a Regal Jumping Spider (Phidippus regius) The reason I think its regius and not audax is its taken in Florida but I could be wrong.... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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KeithONeill commented on picture ID 148443.

Its very Blurry but its definitely a Regal Jumping Spider (Phidippus regius).... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 148433.

Araneus diadematus, mature female, ventral. Your spider is a Cross Orbweaver, named for the white cross marking on the dorsal (top) side of the spider. Hello Fairfield! I grew up in that area of Connecticut. I miss the huge old trees. Your spider is almost ready to put her eggs in an egg sack. It will look like a little tuft of cotton candy. The babies can survive and keep growing throug... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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KeithONeill commented on picture ID 148447.

It is a Araneus diadematus, TangledWeb is spot on, here in Ireland we call them Garden Cross Orb Spiders, in Europe its Common Garden Orb Spider.... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 148447.

Araneus diadematus, female adult. I like the photo. She's hunting for big insects that fly or jump. She'll be happy to eat the little insects too. A common name in USA for them is Cross Orbweaver because of the cross-shaped mark on the abdomen. If you know of a more common name for them in Europe, please let us know. She's very wide because her eggs are nearly full-sized inside her. Soon she... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 148441.

This might be a Bold Jumping Spider, Phiddipus audax. On their upperside there is a orange or white heart-shaped mark. The mark changes color as they mature. They have shiny blue-green chelacerae. The chelacerae are the muscular parts that house the fangs and venom ducts. Jumping Spiders are popular pets because they are cute (look at social media photos) and not dangerous and they're curious... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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rodrigobalarezo commented on picture ID 148433.

Trying to find out what type of spider is this?... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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Doubletap commented on picture ID 147750.

They are all over the place. I have to take a stick with me to knock down the webs whenever i walk umong our treed property. The web is like 10lb fishing line. ... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 148345.

Cool! She's Enoplognatha ovata, a CandyStripe Spider. That does look like an egg sac. "Egg bag" works for me. ;) Most of the photos we get of this species seem to be from people who were unpleasantly surprised to find the spider on produce they were about to bite into. I doubt that Candy Stripe Spiders taste like candy.... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 148381.

Yes, female Argiope aurantia.... Discussion Thread

September 15, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 148337.

Yes. I can't tell which species. Steatoda grandis and S. borealis fit the range and image more than the other Steatoda spp.... Discussion Thread

September 14, 2021
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 148391.

That worked great as a way to add photos! It looks like an Orbweaver's egg sack. The silk is yellowish, so it might be Trichonephila clavipes or Argiope aurantia, which are both golden silk orbweavers. The sealed leaf is an interesting way to protect an egg sack. I always expect spider egg sacks to be attached to a solid object. I didn't know that one would use a loose object. Maybe it wasn'... Discussion Thread

September 14, 2021
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Empowell commented on picture ID 148339.

Do you know what kind of wolf?... Discussion Thread

September 14, 2021
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Freshbob commented on picture ID 148395.

I meant to say it goes about 15 inches into my wall... Discussion Thread

September 14, 2021
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BamaCritterHunter commented on picture ID 148391.

Don't want to spam a bunch of photos of just an egg sac, so I uploaded the rest to imgur: https://imgur.com/a/XiZajlk... Discussion Thread

September 14, 2021
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Marywb commented on picture ID 147742.

thank you for your excellent response. I was a Master Gardener in the Florida Keys and we had to learn our bugs and insects. Now that I am in North Carolina, I plan to do the same.... Discussion Thread

September 14, 2021